In some countries they are treated as rural heroes. The UK has a long way to go. There is a small group of men dedicated to following up and dispatching injured deer and boar. They have specially trained dogs and now, thanks to Blaser, they have R8 Tracker rifles, specially designed for this kind of work.

For Blaser’s rifles, go to

For Andrew Venables’ rifle training operation and the Blaser Academy, go to

For more about the running boar target at Bisley, visit

Here are the links to the deer tracking operations UK Scent Hound Association UK Deer Track & Recovery

This item appears in Fieldsports Britain, episode 283. To watch the whole show go to

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